Nichino acquires entire share capital of Interagro (UK)

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Nichino Europe, Ltd has announced the purchase of the entire share capital of Interagro (UK) with the aim of growing Nichino’s and Interagro’s portfolio of products.

Established in 2007, Nichino Europe, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nihon Nohyaku Co., Ltd.  Based in Tokyo, it manages the development, registration and distribution of its parent company’s active ingredients for use in plant protection products through its extensive network of partner customers throughout Europe and beyond.

Manfred Hilweg, managing director Nichino Europe, said: “We are excited to have the opportunity to work with such an experienced, dedicated and successful team to expand our joint businesses. The high- quality portfolio of Interagro in adjuvants and biostimulants, will strengthen Nichino’s efforts to support innovative, sustainable agriculture.”

Established in 1994 by agrochemical specialist Mike Roche, Interagro (UK) Ltd is a leading manufacturer of in-can adjuvants and biostimulants that help farmers achieve more sustainable and profitable food production through superior plant health.

At the forefront of adjuvant innovation for almost 30 years, Interagro operates in 27 countries across the globe, working in partnership with farmers, distributors, and experts within the agricultural industry to help safeguard crops from pests, weeds, diseases, and more recently, climate change.

Innovative solutions

Interagro’s full portfolio includes water conditioners, pod stickers, specialist anti-drift agents, as well as foliar and seed treatment biostimulants. Interagro’s continued investment in R&D and technology, whilst maintaining a strong and positive environmental focus to meet the changing demands of food producers, regulators and consumers, remain core to its delivery of innovative solutions to help ensure high yielding and efficient crop production in the most sustainable way possible.

Mike Roche, founder said:  “I am delighted that Interagro will be passed on to such a strong company with the ability to leverage all the investment made in product and R&D over the years. With immense personal gratitude to the team, customers and suppliers, I am totally confident of even more successful development of its range in both existing and new global markets in the time ahead.”

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